Wednesday, August 7, 2013


On the Board Agenda today, the County of San Bernardino Animal Care and Control officially received a $15,000 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to provide additional spay/neuter vouchers for Pit Bull type dogs. The County will be offering 500 additional $30 vouchers which can be coupled with the existing $50 vouchers for a grand total subsidy of $80.

“As pet owners, we have to take responsibility for our animals—that includes spaying or neutering our pets,” said Supervisor Josie Gonzales. “Every year thousands of animals come through the county’s shelter system. If we can reduce that number, we will not only generate savings for taxpayers, we will reduce the number of animals euthanized and help increase pet adoptions.”

The national award winning spay/neuter voucher program still has the $180,000 per year allocated and has not received a cut since the inception in 2001. This grant from the State will add the additional $15,000 for extra Pit Bull vouchers exclusively. Total voucher funds available this year will be $195,000 to serve a human population of approximately 300,000 or .65 cents per capita. The per-capita funding for our spay/neuter voucher program is one of the largest funded spay/neuter voucher programs on a per-capita basis in the region.

By comparison, the City of San Bernardino has a human population of approximately 200,000 and no voucher program. Most larger cities within the county have human populations of between 150,000 and 200,000 people. The vouchers are to serve people and animals in the County's unincorporated areas exclusively.

Now I wonder what kind of hook the Examiner will put on this.

1 comment:

  1. I figured it out.

    The rescue group activists will put out a plea for money, slander the shelter, use the shelter as their private boarding kennel at the tax payers expense, then find a stooley in the in unincorporated area to contact the shelter for the voucher to get the dog the rescue group gets from the shelter for fee and use the voucher for the spaying.

    Lets see, the county tax payer is paying for the board, care and feeding of the dog. The rescue groups want the dog held longer at the shelter while they raise money under the treat the dog will be put down, all the time the tax payers are footing the bill, then use get a voucher for the spaying, again at the tax payers expense.

    they have quite a thing the tax payers expense....


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